Einheitliche Sensorplattform für das Gesamtprojekt „Intelligence for Soil“ (AgraSens)

A sustainable agriculture is based on site-specific fertilization, in order to combine good yields with environmental protection. An efficient, quick mapping of soil properties is required. Hahn-Schickard is developing a mobile sensor platform, measuring some ion concentrations, out in the free on field, and logging them, together with GPS positions, into a database.

A sustainable agriculture is based on site-specific fertilization, in order to combine good yields with environmental protection. An efficient, quick mapping of soil properties is required. Hahn-Schickard is developing a mobile sensor platform, measuring some ion concentrations, out in the free on field, and logging them, together with GPS positions, into a database.

A sensitive regulation of the soil fecundity is aimed, by well-matched dosing of the fertilizer. The main project I4S investigates related substance-specific dynamics and procedures. Till now, our sub project realized soft- and hardware, measuring ions of nitrate, ammonium, potassium and magnesium, pH-value, humidity by ion sensitive electrodes and chemically sensitive field-effect transistors. Constructions about the sample preparation were added, also the power supply, signal processing and visualization. Further work was related to cameras for soil texture, image processing, junction to a database and the assembly into a trailer, together with instruments of project partners.

I4S explores the top soil layer until a depth of 30 cm. Later, some research about deeper profiles, micronutrients and pollutants is intended.

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PROJECT FOOTNOTE:

Sponsor: BMBF
Promoter: Project Management Jülich
Funding Number: 031A564D
Duration: 01.07.2015 to 30.06.2018
Cooperation Partner: Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik, Potsdam (Koordinator); Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Berlin.; Technische Universität München; Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn; Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; Universität Potsdam; Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung, Müncheberg; Geophilus GmbH, Schwielowsee; Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Maturity Level: Research > Research pattern

Contact


M. Sc. Mohamed Bourouah
Hahn-Schickard,
Villingen-Schwenningen
Phone: +49 7721 943-128
Mohamed.Bourouah@Hahn-Schickard.de
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